Your choice in hybrid cars is wider than ever. It ranges from the fuel-sipping $22,000 Toyota Prius to the $55,000 339-horsepower Lexus GS 450h sports sedan. In between is a fascinating range of affordable family cars and SUVs. This article is a capsule look at all 10 of the 2007-model hybrids on sale in the U.S. None requires plug-in charging, and all use an electric motor to either assist their gas engine or to provide substitute power.
The 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid is a five-passenger compact SUV. Its four-cylinder gas engine and electric motor combine for 155 horsepower. The two-wheel-drive version starts at $25,655 and has EPA ratings of 36 mpg city, 31 highway. The all-wheel-drive model starts at $27,260 and is rated at 32/29.Want to know more? Try these articles:
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